Dare To Be A Darius

I don’t need to write this, because you know it’s true, but I’ll write it again as a reminder: many things in your life are out of your control. We live in a world filled with injustice, oppression, corruption, disaster, disease, and various other kinds of trouble. Many of us have experienced loss, tragedy, and suffering because of the condition …

Partnering with God

SCRIPTURE You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. – James 2:24 OBSERVATION As noted in this chapter, Abraham, Rahab and many other mentors in the Bible have walked in faith, but have also acted in action to bring to fruition their requests and God’s will. APPLICATION As I’ve read the Word …

Neither Poverty nor Riches

SCRIPTURE O God, I beg two favors from you;let me have them before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty nor riches! Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. For if I grow rich, I may deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” And if I am too poor, I …

EVERYBODY LOVES ME and has a wonderful plan for my church, people, and money!

I don’t know about you, but I’m sure tired of ministry leaders who assume that their BIG VISION for mobilizing the body of Christ automatically trumps my smaller vision for our local church.

Yet, it happens all the time. A parachurch organization, a denominational leader or local pastor comes up with a plan to mobilize the body of Christ at large in order to do something great for God. It’s always a cause that’s hard to argue with: an evangelistic outreach, church planting, a mission project, a compassion drive, a citywide prayer meeting or even a political agenda that can only be pulled off if we all mobilize to fend off the latest crisis de jour.

Biblically Wise Finances

Faith Comes by Hearing “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:17). Because faith comes from hearing, if we want faith for something, we have to hear about it. So, if we want to have faith about money and learn to steward it God’s way, we have to hear about it. Seed for Sowing …